Guest Lecture Explores Role of Small Towns in Post-Apartheid South Africa

The role of small towns in post-apartheid South Africa was the topic of a guest lecture delivered at the Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) by the Director of the Centre for Small Towns Regeneration Ms Phila Xuza. As a leading strategist, scholar and practitioner of spatial economic development in African small towns, Xuza

Mr Lindo Duma with the Iziko Stoves.

Former GSB&L Champion Giving Former Substance Abusers a Second Chance

Entrepreneur and co-founder of Iziko Stoves Mr Lindo Duma is positively transforming the Durban community by employing rehabilitated substance abusers and helping them reintegrate into society. Iziko Stoves are innovative cooking and braai stoves made from recycled geysers, gas cylinders and paint drums. The stoves can utilise various fuel sources and are sold by rehabilitated

The future looks bright for GSB&L’s Young Researchers.

Business School’s Young Researchers ready to Contribute to the Growth of LED

The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s (GSB&L) Regional and Local Economic Development Initiative (RLEDi) celebrated the graduation of eight of its young researchers. Ms Thobeka Radebe, Mr Senzo Majola, Mr Lisborn Khoza, Ms Phindile Mkhize, Mr Naman Ramadhar, Mr  Isaac Khambule, Ms  Sinethemba Mthimkhulu and Ms Ziphozihle Titi are all looking forward to using their newly

Highlights of the Global Startup Weekend Women 2018.

UKZN Graduate School Hosts International Entrepreneurship Weekend for Women

The South African edition of the Global Startup Weekend Women (GSWW) was held for the first time in Durban this past weekend. Hosted by the UKZN Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSBL), the event was held under the theme: Women in Technology. This international event, which is part of the globally known Startup Weekend aimed to

Dr Pfano Mashau.

Mission More Than Accomplished for Young Doctoral Graduate

When Dr Pfano Mashau joined UKZN’s Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) through its Regional and Local Economic Development Young Researchers programme in 2013 his mission was to get his master’s degree and secure a job in industry. Fast forward to today and he has just been awarded his PhD and is enjoying being

The 2017 Champions.

GSB&L’s Champions Programme’s Entrepreneurs are bringing Local Economic Development to their Communities

The Graduate School of Business and Leadership’s Regional Local Economic Development Initiativecelebrated the success of its Champions Programme as 12 social entrepreneurs recently showcased how their entrepreneurial ventures are benefiting their communities. The Champions Programme is a community development initiative that is part of a partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department